Two teams this NBA season have shaken off last year's struggles, fully embraced the tenets of their now Coach of the Year candidate head coaches and turned a history of dysfunction into a state of basketball bliss.
The New York Knicks are the sexier version of the two -- the high-octane scoring machine with an MVP-worthy superstar and a stage bathed in the bright lights of New York City. All of that and their Eastern Conference-best 18-6 record has helped the Knicks drown out almost every other storyline in the NBA outside of the Los Angeles Lakers' never-ending melodrama.
But it's the Golden State Warriors -- quietly on a quest to carve a dangerous reputation in a brutally difficult Western Conference -- who might be the version of the two built to last, weather an 82-game season's up and downs and grind out the very different reality of playoff basketball.
Sexy? No. They most certainly are not. They play in Oakland, they haven't boasted an All-Star since 1997 (a league-worst st...